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Health Disparities Webinar Series
Faculty from the University of Houston College of Medicine will present an overview of health disparities and consequent adverse outcomes common among lower socio-economic groups in Houston and across the United States. In addition, the Executive Director of the Episcopal Health Foundation will review current interventions and potential strategies intended to address social determinants of health (SDOH) underlying these disparities. Finally, ways in which the Church can engage the Community will be considered.
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LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH
Professor, Health Systems and Population Health Science @University of Houston College of Medicine
LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH is a general internist and Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health Science at the University of Houston College of Medicine. She also serves as the Founding Director of the Humana Integrated Health Systems Sciences Institute, a partnership between the University of Houston and Humana, Inc. As a clinician educator and health services researcher, Dr. Woodard has extensive experience in interprofessional team-based care, quality improvement, and patient safety. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, where she served as principal investigator on several federally funded grants.
David Buck, MD, MPH
Associate Dean, Community Health & Clinical Professor @University of Houston College of Medicine
David S. Buck, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Dean for Community Health at the University of Houston’s College of Medicine, Clinical Professor at the UT McGovern Medical School and Professor (Adjunct) at University of Texas School of Public Health – Houston: Management, Policy and Community Health Division and Rice University’s Department of Sociology. Dr. Buck is also the CIO and Board Chair for the Patient Care Intervention Center, a nonprofit that leverages community-wide care coordination and technology to deliver resources to patients with complex social and medical needs.
Elena Marks, JD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer @Episcopal Health Foundation
Ms. Marks is also a nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy where her work focuses on health reform and access to care for low-income and uninsured populations. She serves on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, the largest national organization serving the field of health philanthropy, Harris Health System, a public hospital system serving over 300,000 patients annually, and Community Health Choice, a nonprofit, community-based health insurance company with more than 400,000 members.